Price: $15,895 (2007 sedan)
EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway): 25/33 mpg (estimated)
Crash tests: 5 stars frontal, 4 stars side (4-dr); Good frontal offset
Hyundai Elantra ranked #2 in 2006 and 2007 in the category of most fuel efficient sedans and most efficient non-hybrid mid-sized sedan.
The economical but well-equipped Elantra stands out as a good student choice for its roomy and comfortable interior and good gas mileage. Six airbags and Antilock Breaking System (ABS) are standard, and electronic stability control is available on the more expensive SE model.